Past events

Willman Dance Company performed in Dance & Non-Verbal Theatre Festival in Croatia

Willman Dance Company performed in Dance & Non-Verbal Theatre Festival San Vincenti in Croatia. The company performed in the festival on 21st July 2018 Nine lives, a piece from 2017. Dance & Non-Verbal Theatre Festival was arranged for the 16th time in a historical village of Svetvincenat in Istria. TelepArt and Arts Promotion Centre Uusimaa supported Willman Dance Company's festival performance. http://www.svetvincenatfestival.com/en/

Willman Dance Company collaborated with Matt Shilcock from Australia

Marjaterttu Willman, the artistic director and choreographer of Willman Dance Company, took part in HIAP International residence programme in Helsinki on May and June 2018. She worked together with an Australian dance artist Matt Shilcock, who stays in Helsinki residence for the summer. Willman worked as a mentor for Shilcock, who prepares a new work called Invalid:Dated. The collaboration work group included also Melinda Tyquin, a dance artist from Australia. The group performed a demo work in HIAP Open Studio Suomenlinna on 29th June.
https://mattshilcock.com/

Tanssin Voima ry arranged the second Tanssin Voima festival in November 2017
Willman Dance Company performed a new premiere work Nine lives in the festival

Tanssin Voima ry arranged the second Tanssin Voima contemporary dance festival in Helsinki on 16th-19th November 2017. The festival was held in the Cable factory in Dance Theatre Hurjaruuth. Willman Dance Company's new piece Nine lives had its premiere in the festival. The feedback from the audience of Nine lives was enthusiastic and the conversations after the show in the artist meetings were vivid.
Other performances of the festival included Aho&Lunden Company's Flamencaminos, Anu Sistonen's Secret Charm and Mamia Company's The Mirror. The festival took part in a mentoring project of Street Dance Company Sensum. Sensum performed in the festival a demo work (non)parallel directions.
https://www.tanssinvoimafestivaali.fi

Willman Dance Company performed in The Night of Arts 2017

Willman Dance Company performed in The Night of Arts on 24th August 2017 in Helsinki. The company performed an extract of the becoming premiere Nine lives. The performances were held many times during the evening in the Old Church Park and Hesperia Park.

Willman Dance Company performed in Tanssi vieköön event in the Exhibition Center

Willman Dance Company performed in the big Tanssi vieköön event in the Exhibition Center on 19th August 2017. The company performed an extract of the becoming premiere Nine lives.

Marjaterttu Willman's workshop/audition in Ballet Finlad in Helsinki

Marjaterttu Willman gave a workshop/audition for the dancers of the freelance field in Helsinki on 10th-12th April 2017 in Ballet Finland.

Willman Dance Company performed in Dominican Republic

Willman Dance Company took part in Edanco Contemporary Dance Festival in Dominican Republic in autumn 2016. The company performed Marjaterttu Willman's choreography Old people, odd people in Santo Domingo's Palacio de Bellas Artes theatre. Willman Dance Company's performances were on 29th-30th September 2016.The only companies from Europe performing in the festival were Willman Dance Company and a company from Spain and England. Marjaterttu Willman gave a workshop in Santo Domingo's College for Performing Arts for students of the contemporary dance programme.

Marjaterttu Willman's choreography in Vantaa Dance Institute

Marjaterttu Willman's choreography Gasoline running hard in the vains was performed in Vernissa on 15th-17th April 2016 in the performances of Dance Institute Vantaa. The performance was created for nine students of the Rikka educational theatre programme.

Marjaterttu Willman gave a workshop in Saint Petersburg

Marjaterttu Willman gave a workshop in Saint Petersburg Kannon Dance House on 6th-7th February 2016. The workshop was part of the Finnish Dance Weekends in Saint Petersburg and the Russia programme of Dance Info Finland.

Marjaterttu Willman gave a workshop in Vantaa Dance Institute

Marjaterttu Willman gave a workshop in Vantaa Dance Institute for the Rikka Educational Theatre group on 28th-29th November 2015. Willman will choreographe a new piece for the group for spring 2016.

Willman Dance Company took part in the demonstration for the Dance House

Willman Dance Company took part in the artists’ demonstration for the Dance House Helsinki in Kansalaistori on 29th October 2015 by performing a duet Do you always have to. The duet is choreographed and was performed by Marjaterttu Willman and Aapo Siikala.

Willman Dance Company opened a new contemporary dance festival Tanssin Voima in Helsinki
Company’s new piece Old people, odd people had it’s premiere in the festival

Willman Dance Company opened a new contemporary dance festival Tanssin Voima in the Theatre Avoimet Ovet in Helsinki on 7th-9th May 2015. Marjaterttu Willman’s new choreography Old people, odd people had it’s premiere in the festival. The performance got excited feedback from the audience and critics.
On each evening a different guest company performed. Performances were seen from Petri Kekoni Company, Gruppen Fyra and Compania Kaari and Roni Martin.
Tanssin Voima festival will be held biennially and it’s aim is to provide companies and choreographers a chance to perform their old pieces.

Marjaterttu Willman’s workshop in Tampere

Marjaterttu Willman held a workshop in Tampere 27-28.9.2014. The workshop was organised by TREenit ry association and the Central Finland Regional Dance Center. It was held in Liikelaituri,the rehearsal and performance space of the Central Finland Regional Dance Center. In her workshop Willman introduced the local freelance dancers her working methods and movement language.

Willman Dance Company in the Night of the Arts in Helsinki

Willman Dance Company took part in the Night of the Arts in Helsinki on 21st August 2014 by performing a duet Do you always have to. The choreographers and performers of the piece are Marjaterttu Willman and Aapo Siikala. The duet was performed in the Sinebrychoff Park,in the culture and music hall Nosturi,in the Old Church Park and in the Töölönlahti Park.

Marjaterttu Willman's choreography in the spring performances of the Finnish National Opera's Ballet School

Ankkurit irti by Marjaterttu Willman was premiered on 16th May 2014 in the Spring Recital of the Finnish National Opera's Ballet School. The piece was performed by the vocational education students of the contemporary dance department. The other performances were on the 17th May,the 19th May,the 20th May and the 21st May.

Workshop of Marjaterttu Willman in Helsinki

Marjaterttu Willman held a workshop in Tanssille ry association in Helsinki on 14th-15th April 2014. In the workshop the freelance dancers had a chance to get acquainted with Willman's artistic world and movement language.

Excerpt from Marjaterttu Willman's choreography in the Christmas performances of the Finnish National Opera's Ballet School

The vocational education students of the contemporary dance department performed an excerpt from Marjaterttu Willman's choreography Ankkurit irti in the Christmas performances of the Finnish National Opera's Ballet School during 16th to 20th December 2013. Ankkurit irti will be premiered on 16th May 2014 in the Spring Recital of the Finnish National Opera's Ballet School.

Willman Dance Company in HOP Helsinki event in the Cable Factory

An excerpt of Marjaterttu Willman's choreography Ankkurit irti was performed in the huge HOP Helsinki dance event on 8th November 2013 in the Cable Factory. The exerpt was performed by the vocational education students of the contemporary dance department of the Finnish National Opera's Ballet School.
Willman Dance Company was also present in the event in Merikaapelihalli's event market. The organisation and the activity of the company was presented by the artistic director and choreographer Marjaterttu Willman and the producer Tuija Lindholm.

Willman Dance Company in I love NYKY contemporary dance festival in Helsinki

Snowblind, a piece by Marjaterttu Willman,was performed in I love NYKY festival in National Opera on 29.9.2012. Snowblind was performed by Jonna Aaltonen,Heidi Lehtoranta,Mikko Paloniemi and Aapo Siikala. In the same evening was performed Compania Kaari Martin's Korppi ja kello.
There were 25 Finnish applicants applying to the contemporary dance festival organised by the National Ballet. 7 choreographies were chosen.